Matte Shot on the Visual Effects of ‘2001’

“With only a single key light source and everything needing to be pin sharp, continuous camera speeds of 4 seconds per frame were usually called for, with the scenes taking from four to six hours to shoot. The mattes shots took upwards of eleven hours to shoot and complete.”

Worth every second. Simply astounding how well the visual effects of 2001 hold up today.

Friday, 6 February 2015